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Expedia 2014 Vacation Spending Index: the differences in holiday spending habits between nations

Expedia 2014 Vacation Spending Index: the differences in holiday spending habits between nations | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"Today, Expedia.com®, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites*, revealed the results of a study that showed marked contrasts in the way that residents of different countries save for vacation and also how they spend while on vacation. Expedia’s 2014 Vacation Spending Index was conducted on behalf of Expedia by Northstar, a globally integrated strategic insights consulting firm, and surveyed 11,165 people in 24 countries across five continents."

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Study reveals economic value of outbound travel

In the UK, outbound travel directly contributes more than £22 billion to the economy, representing 1.6% of UK GDP, according to new research released today.

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Good news as traditional markets head back to Australia

Good news as traditional markets head back to Australia | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"Visitors from Australia’s traditional tourism markets – Britain, the US and Europe – are heading back to Australia in droves and international visitors are spending almost AUD 29 billion a year.

The figures emerge from the latest International Visitor Survey results, measuring Australia’s export tourism performance in the 12 months to December 2013. Tourism Research Australia released the results yesterday."

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Million dollar Manta rays: tourist attractions and why it pays to preserve wildlife

Million dollar Manta rays: tourist attractions and why it pays to preserve wildlife | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
Imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, or Cairo without the pyramids? For some countries, losing their iconic wildlife would be like losing these tourist attractions, says Bradnee Chambers in this guest commentary.
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